Emerging Tech

What One City Hopes to Learn by Pausing Use of Facial Recognition Technology

A ban in Baltimore would restrict the city from purchasing facial recognition technology and temporarily restrict use by city agencies, residents and businesses (but not the police).


Advisory Details How to Defend Container Tech from Crypto Miners

Old fashioned data theft is still the main reason adversaries are targeting a popular open-source application management system.

Emerging Tech

DHS Tech Directorate Sets Goals to Guide Risk-Aware Artificial Intelligence Use

It’s meant to complement the department’s broader enterprise strategy and could prove helpful to other agencies.

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What Are Dark Patterns? An Online Media Expert Explains

It’s not you; many e-commerce websites are difficult to use by design.


Survey: Nearly 3 in 4 Organizations Suffered Data Breaches Due to Phishing

More than half of respondents indicated concerns about hybrid work environments and defending against malicious emails. 

CIO Briefing

Social Security 'Overwhelmed' by Mail, Infuriating Customers Seeking Documents

With most employees teleworking during the pandemic, the watchdog faulted the agency for not having a system to track and return customers’ identification documents.

Emerging Tech

Lawmakers Propose OMB-Led AI Training Program for Government Buyers

The program would train procurement officials about artificial intelligence as a technology and its risks.

CIO Briefing

The Day the Space Station Lurched

A recent arrival at the International Space Station created a little too much excitement.


The White House Is Deciding Whether to Support a Bureau of Cyber Statistics

A key senator introduced a bill containing one of the more controversial recommendations of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission.

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Emerging Tech

Senators Introduce Bill to Help Agencies Counter Deepfakes and Deceptive Media

The proposal would create a Department of Homeland Security-led task force to pinpoint technologies useful to trace content back to inception.


How FAA’s Latest Challenge Looped in Data Newbies

In addition to creating new visualizations about national airspace, the agency encouraged employees who don’t work with data or in IT to give its tools a spin.


What Is Section 230? An Expert on Internet Law and Regulation Explains the Legislation that Paved the Way for Facebook, Google and Twitter

The 1996 law passed while the internet was still embryonic and downright terrifying to some lawmakers for what it could unleash.


4 Ways that Volunteering Can Be Good for You

Volunteering, especially when it’s done on a regular basis, can help you make new acquaintances.


Big Tech Has a Vaccine Misinformation Problem – Here’s What a Social Media Expert Recommends

Individuals and groups that spread medical misinformation are well organized to exploit the weaknesses of the engagement-driven ecosystems on social media platforms.


CISA Offers Vulnerability Disclosure Platform for Civilian Agencies

The platform will provide triage and administrative services while allowing CISA to monitor agencies’ progress resolving reports from security researchers.

IT Modernization

TMF Board Still Accepting Governmentwide Cyber Proposals

Agencies have submitted more projects since a huge infusion of cash and a relaxing of the payback model.